• Things to make or read

    Over time, I will add resources to this website that will help you explore the night sky. And if you are a teacher, you will find the resources helpful in your teaching of some sections of the Australian Curriculum: Science Earth & Space Sciences component. Amazing Space! Student Newsletter Download a free ‘Amazing […]

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  • Customised Astronomy & Satellite Viewing Information For Your Location

    Introduction Heavens-Above.com provides free customised information for your location including whole sky star charts, predictions for the visibility of the International Space Station and other satellites (including Iridium flares). Bookmarks for all capital cities are provided below. If you are located elsewhere, you can customise one of the below links to your location. […]

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  • Astronomy Education Resources

    Given that we are so time poor, I have added a couple of pages listing resources on this site according to where they ‘fit’ in the Australian Curriculum (Science). Keep in mind that a number of the activities can be modified for use at different year levels. If you are running a lunchtime science club, I […]

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Southern Hemisphere Sky Events Blog Posts

Watch as Chinese Space Station passes over Canberra tonight. No binoculars or telescope needed!

Send to Kindle(Posted 15 October 2017) Watch as China’s Tiangong 2 Space Station passes over Canberra tonight between 7.51pm AEDT and 7.59 pm AEDT. The space station will rise approximately in the South West, pass approximately overhead and then fade in the North East just before it reaches the horizon. It will appear as a slowly […]

#BrisbaneAstronomy Space Station visible in morning sky 30 Jan – 6 February 2017 to unaided eye.

Send to Kindle(Posted 28 January 2017) If you are an early riser living in Brisbane (Queensland), you might like to look for the International Space Station over the period 30 January – 6 February 2017. To the unaided eye, the Space Station will look like a slowly moving star passing overhead. The highly recommended website HeavensAbove.com has further […]

#GoldCoastAstronomy Space Station visible in morning sky 30 Jan – 6 February 2017 to unaided eye.

Send to Kindle(Posted 28 January 2017) If you are an early riser living on the Gold Coast (Queensland), you might like to look for the International Space Station over the period 30 January – 6 February 2017. To the unaided eye, the Space Station will look like a slowly moving star passing overhead. The highly recommended website […]

News Blog Posts

RT @ArmaghPlanet: BBC News – Saturn mission approa…

RT @ArmaghPlanet: BBC News – Saturn mission approaches tour finale bbc.co.uk/news/science-e…

RT @airandspace: TDIH 1943: Navy Martin Mars flyin…

RT @airandspace: TDIH 1943: Navy Martin Mars flying boat made 1st operational nonstop flight MD to Brazil. This pic shows one with a… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Every registrant can bring two students to listen…

Every registrant can bring two students to listen to Dr Lisa Harvey-Smiths keynote presentation and meet her at morning tea.

Education Blog Posts

Planetarium presentations at 2017 YMCA Space Camp

Send to Kindle(Posted 2 October 2017) Yesterday, I had the pleasure of running planetarium sessions for the 47 participants in the first of this years YMCA Space Camps held in Canberra, Australia. Participants spent five days taking part in all sorts of activities including launching rockets, coding and driving robot cars, problem solving and of […]

Planetarium presentations at Science in ACTion 2017 school day

Send to Kindle(Posted 12 August 2017) A big thanks to Ingrid McCarthy (Inspiring Australia ACT) for making it possible for me to be at the 2017 Science in ACTion school day yesterday (Friday 11 August 2017). It was a great day with school groups from a diverse range of schools across the ACT taking part in […]

Registration fee for March STEM / Astronomy and Space Science conference reduced

Send to Kindle(Posted 23 January 2017) The conference conveners have announced that the registration fee for the Cosmic Stars 2017 ACT Astronomy and Space Science Education Conference has been dramatically reduced. This has been made possible thanks to the wonderful support of the conference’s major sponsors Inspiring Australia and Teachers Mutual Bank. Don’t forget that each […]

My Astronomy Blog

Watch as Chinese Space Station passes over Canberra tonight. No binoculars or telescope needed!

Send to Kindle(Posted 15 October 2017) Watch as China’s Tiangong 2 Space Station passes over Canberra tonight between 7.51pm AEDT and 7.59 pm AEDT. The space station will rise approximately in the South West, pass approximately overhead and then fade in the North East just before it reaches the horizon. It will appear as a slowly […]

Planetarium presentations at 2017 YMCA Space Camp

Send to Kindle(Posted 2 October 2017) Yesterday, I had the pleasure of running planetarium sessions for the 47 participants in the first of this years YMCA Space Camps held in Canberra, Australia. Participants spent five days taking part in all sorts of activities including launching rockets, coding and driving robot cars, problem solving and of […]

Planetarium presentations at Science in ACTion 2017 school day

Send to Kindle(Posted 12 August 2017) A big thanks to Ingrid McCarthy (Inspiring Australia ACT) for making it possible for me to be at the 2017 Science in ACTion school day yesterday (Friday 11 August 2017). It was a great day with school groups from a diverse range of schools across the ACT taking part in […]

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